NEWS BRIEFS — Acoustic ecologist speaks Thursday and other news items

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PORT TOWNSEND — Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton will present “Earth Is a Solar-Powered Jukebox” with the Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society on Thursday.

From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 2233 San Juan Ave., Hempton brings a nature-produced sound tour from around the world.

The cost is free, with a suggested donation of $5.

Gordon also will speak about his book, One Square Inch of Silence: One Man’s Quest to Preserve Quiet, and a related project based in Olympic National Park.

For more information, phone Noreen Parks at 360-379-4007, email or visit

Nash’s in Sequim to show films Wednesday

SEQUIM — Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, will show a double-feature screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“Ground Operations” and “Dive!” will be shown in the community barn behind the store.

“Ground Operations” takes a look at veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars who are attempting to transition into new careers in sustainable farm and ranching.

“Dive!,” starting at
8 p.m., follows a group of journalists as they dumpster-dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets.

In the process, they discover the ugly truth about how much good, edible food is sent to the landfills in America.

The screenings are free and open to the public.

Watercolor classes come to Sequim starting Wednesday

SEQUIM — A four-week watercolor painting class will take place at the LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The classes are this Wednesday and Wednesdays, March 12, 19 and 26.

The cost is $50.

One makeup class per month is offered any Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, phone Shirley Mercer at 360-775-9816 or email

Womanfest on tap Wednesday at Port Angeles winery

PORT ANGELES — Womanfest and Olympic Cellars Winery will jointly host the 10th annual International Women’s Day celebration at Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 U.S. Highway 101, at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

International Women’s Day, which is Saturday, is a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women, past, present and future.

The suggested donation for dinner is $10. Proceeds from dinner will be donated to one local and one international charity.

A dinner of homemade soups, bread and cookies will be provided. No-host wine also will be available.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information about the Womanfest celebration, phone Molly Rivard at Olympic Cellars at 360-452-0160 or email

For information about Womanfest, visit

Mac user group meets Wednesday at PA library

PORT ANGELES — The Strait Macintosh User Group meeting is scheduled at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Jordan Bilyeu, general manager of the Seattle Mac Store, will demonstrate the new Mac Pro, Apple’s newest and fastest computer to date.

For more information, phone Chris Clem at 360-461-3105 or visit

Skiing researcher in search of Deer Park and Hurricane Ridge history

PORT ANGELES — Roger Oakes is researching the history of Deer Park and Hurricane Ridge skiing, and is seeking individuals who are familiar with days of tows and ski lodge at Deer Park between 1936-41 and 1947-57.

Both memories and photographs would be greatly appreciated.

Contact Oakes at 360-457-4661 or

Last modified: March 03. 2014 9:57AM
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